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25th Mar '13 5:42:33 PM MarkLungo
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->''"I am a strong Ukrainian girl, that is why I work a lot."''
-->--'''Milla Jovovich'''

American actress of [[{{Russia}} Russian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{Serbia}} Serbian]]-[[{{Ukraine}} Ukrainian]] descent[[hottip:*:Born in Kiev as Milica Jovović to a Serbian father and Russian-Ukrainian mother.]] Best known for firing submachine guns and looking good while doing it.

In the midst of her modeling career, Milla Jovovich (pronounced [[NoPronunciationGuide me-la-yo-vo-witch]]) made waves in Hollywood with her roles as Michelle in ''DazedAndConfused'' and Leeloo Dallas ([[MemeticMutation Multipass]]) in ''Film/TheFifthElement''. Today she is best known for playing Alice in the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movies.

Like Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, she tends to collaborate a ''lot'' with her film director husband, Creator/PaulWSAnderson (though HBC has Milla beat by about two movies).

She maintains her modeling and fashion designing career, and even had her own clothing line, Jovovich-Hawk, but it went under in 2008. She's also a singer, and although her last official album was released 17 years ago, she continues to release demos, sing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAl_SE-SOts folk songs]], and contribute to movie soundtracks. However, an as-yet untitled EP is forthcoming according to [[WordOfGod Milla herself]].
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!!Notable roles:
* Lilli Hargrave in ''[[TheBlueLagoon Return to the Blue Lagoon]]'' (1991)
* Michelle Burroughs in ''DazedAndConfused'' (1993)
* Leeloo in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (1997)
* JoanOfArc in ''The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc'' (1999)
* Alice in the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' film series (2002-12)
* Violet Song jat Shariff in ''[[{{Film/Ultraviolet}} Ultraviolet]]'' (2006)
* Milady de Winter in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011''
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!!This actress provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: She's been getting a lot of these roles since ''Film/ResidentEvil''. In real life, she practises Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, amongst other varieties of martial arts.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Guilty of the crime of having a vaguely [[ColdWar Commie]]-sounding name, which made her the butt of several jokes as a child.
* BadassFamily: Her grandfather was a [[CommandingCoolness military commander]] in Kosovo. In the course of his career, he uncovered a massive gold embezzlement scam. He refused to cooperate with the authorities in order to save a friend who was implicated in the crime. (Another version of the story is that [[UnreliableExpositor he was the one who took the gold]].) His refusal to testify briefly landed him in [[TheAlcatraz Goli otok]], a maximum-security island prison.
* BikerBabe: On-screen and off.
* FagHag: Prefers working with gay photographers, because she can show more leg.
* FakeNationality: Most of her movies, really; 2011's ''Vykrutasy'' is her first Russian film (and one of the very few times she's played someone from Eastern Europe).
* FormerTeenRebel: In 1981, when Milla was five years old, her family moved out of Soviet Russia due to political reasons. The experience of being forced out of one's home, moving from place to place, and having divorced parents doing menial jobs helped shape Milla into a rebellious teen, engaging in drug use, shopping mall vandalism, and credit-card fraud. Luckily, this also happened to be the time she was doing modeling auditions.
* GranolaGirl: An advocate of the legalization of cannabis, and even appeared on the cover of ''High Times''.
* GenkiGirl: Her {{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/#!/millajovovich account]] and her ''Film/ResidentEvil'' commentary with MichelleRodriguez smack of this. Heck, the ''{{Film/Ultraviolet}}'' commentary with Milla and her ''dog'' smacks of this.
* GirlsWithGuns
* HotMom
* {{Jailbait}}: ''[[TheBlueLagoon Return to the Blue Lagoon]]''. Oh, my my. Before she turned 21, Jovovich had already graced the covers of over a hundred magazines, including ''Vogue'' and ''Cosmopolitan'', and receiving titles like "Gianni Versace's favorite supermodel" and "Muicca Prada's muse."
* [[invoked]]JustHereForGodzilla: She's often the only reason people go to see her less-than-stellar movies, she knows it, and is a good sport about it. Once when asked why people should see ''Film/ResidentEvil'', she replied, [[FanService "I'm wearing a skimpy dress and holding a machine gun."]]
* MsFanservice
* [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong Mother Ukraine Makes You Strong]]
* PlayingAgainstType: [[spoiler:A VillainProtagonist]] in ''Film/APerfectGetaway''.
* RomanceOnTheSet:
** Married director Creator/PaulWSAnderson after meeting him on the set of ''Resident Evil'' (having previously been in a relationship with Luc Besson, who worked with her on ''Joan of Arc'' and ''The Fifth Element'').
** Prior to her relationship with Luc Besson, she married her ''DazedAndConfused'' co-star Shawn Andrews at the age of 16, although her mother had the marriage annulled.
* SmokingIsCool
* TypeCasting: Following the ''Resident Evil'' movies, she's been getting a lot of ActionGirl roles, although she has played plenty of other types of characters.
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->''"I am a strong Ukrainian girl, that is why I work a lot."''
-->--'''Milla Jovovich'''

American actress of [[{{Russia}} Russian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{Serbia}} Serbian]]-[[{{Ukraine}} Ukrainian]] descent[[hottip:*:Born in Kiev as Milica Jovović to a Serbian father and Russian-Ukrainian mother.]] Best known for firing submachine guns and looking good while doing it.

In the midst of her modeling career, Milla Jovovich (pronounced [[NoPronunciationGuide me-la-yo-vo-witch]]) made waves in Hollywood with her roles as Michelle in ''DazedAndConfused'' and Leeloo Dallas ([[MemeticMutation Multipass]]) in ''Film/TheFifthElement''. Today she is best known for playing Alice in the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movies.

Like Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, she tends to collaborate a ''lot'' with her film director husband, Creator/PaulWSAnderson (though HBC has Milla beat by about two movies).

She maintains her modeling and fashion designing career, and even had her own clothing line, Jovovich-Hawk, but it went under in 2008. She's also a singer, and although her last official album was released 17 years ago, she continues to release demos, sing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAl_SE-SOts folk songs]], and contribute to movie soundtracks. However, an as-yet untitled EP is forthcoming according to [[WordOfGod Milla herself]].
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!!Notable roles:
* Lilli Hargrave in ''[[TheBlueLagoon Return to the Blue Lagoon]]'' (1991)
* Michelle Burroughs in ''DazedAndConfused'' (1993)
* Leeloo in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (1997)
* JoanOfArc in ''The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc'' (1999)
* Alice in the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' film series (2002-12)
* Violet Song jat Shariff in ''[[{{Film/Ultraviolet}} Ultraviolet]]'' (2006)
* Milady de Winter in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011''
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!!This actress provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: She's been getting a lot of these roles since ''Film/ResidentEvil''. In real life, she practises Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, amongst other varieties of martial arts.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Guilty of the crime of having a vaguely [[ColdWar Commie]]-sounding name, which made her the butt of several jokes as a child.
* BadassFamily: Her grandfather was a [[CommandingCoolness military commander]] in Kosovo. In the course of his career, he uncovered a massive gold embezzlement scam. He refused to cooperate with the authorities in order to save a friend who was implicated in the crime. (Another version of the story is that [[UnreliableExpositor he was the one who took the gold]].) His refusal to testify briefly landed him in [[TheAlcatraz Goli otok]], a maximum-security island prison.
* BikerBabe: On-screen and off.
* FagHag: Prefers working with gay photographers, because she can show more leg.
* FakeNationality: Most of her movies, really; 2011's ''Vykrutasy'' is her first Russian film (and one of the very few times she's played someone from Eastern Europe).
* FormerTeenRebel: In 1981, when Milla was five years old, her family moved out of Soviet Russia due to political reasons. The experience of being forced out of one's home, moving from place to place, and having divorced parents doing menial jobs helped shape Milla into a rebellious teen, engaging in drug use, shopping mall vandalism, and credit-card fraud. Luckily, this also happened to be the time she was doing modeling auditions.
* GranolaGirl: An advocate of the legalization of cannabis, and even appeared on the cover of ''High Times''.
* GenkiGirl: Her {{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/#!/millajovovich account]] and her ''Film/ResidentEvil'' commentary with MichelleRodriguez smack of this. Heck, the ''{{Film/Ultraviolet}}'' commentary with Milla and her ''dog'' smacks of this.
* GirlsWithGuns
* HotMom
* {{Jailbait}}: ''[[TheBlueLagoon Return to the Blue Lagoon]]''. Oh, my my. Before she turned 21, Jovovich had already graced the covers of over a hundred magazines, including ''Vogue'' and ''Cosmopolitan'', and receiving titles like "Gianni Versace's favorite supermodel" and "Muicca Prada's muse."
* [[invoked]]JustHereForGodzilla: She's often the only reason people go to see her less-than-stellar movies, she knows it, and is a good sport about it. Once when asked why people should see ''Film/ResidentEvil'', she replied, [[FanService "I'm wearing a skimpy dress and holding a machine gun."]]
* MsFanservice
* [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong Mother Ukraine Makes You Strong]]
* PlayingAgainstType: [[spoiler:A VillainProtagonist]] in ''Film/APerfectGetaway''.
* RomanceOnTheSet:
** Married director Creator/PaulWSAnderson after meeting him on the set of ''Resident Evil'' (having previously been in a relationship with Luc Besson, who worked with her on ''Joan of Arc'' and ''The Fifth Element'').
** Prior to her relationship with Luc Besson, she married her ''DazedAndConfused'' co-star Shawn Andrews at the age of 16, although her mother had the marriage annulled.
* SmokingIsCool
* TypeCasting: Following the ''Resident Evil'' movies, she's been getting a lot of ActionGirl roles, although she has played plenty of other types of characters.
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22nd Mar '13 3:41:09 PM rlkitterman
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She maintains her modeling and fashion designing career, and even had her own clothing line, Jovovich-Hawk, but it went under in 2008. She's also a singer, and although her last official album was released 17 years ago, she continues to release demos and contribute to movie soundtracks. However, an as-yet untitled EP is forthcoming according to [[WordOfGod Milla herself]].

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She maintains her modeling and fashion designing career, and even had her own clothing line, Jovovich-Hawk, but it went under in 2008. She's also a singer, and although her last official album was released 17 years ago, she continues to release demos demos, sing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAl_SE-SOts folk songs]], and contribute to movie soundtracks. However, an as-yet untitled EP is forthcoming according to [[WordOfGod Milla herself]].
herself]].



!!Notable roles:
* Lilli Hargrave in ''[[TheBlueLagoon Return to the Blue Lagoon]]'' (1991)
* Michelle Burroughs in ''DazedAndConfused'' (1993)
* Leeloo in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (1997)
* JoanOfArc in ''The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc'' (1999)
* Alice in the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' film series (2002-12)
* Violet Song jat Shariff in ''[[{{Film/Ultraviolet}} Ultraviolet]]'' (2006)
* Milady de Winter in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011''
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!!Notable roles:
* Lilli Hargrave in ''[[TheBlueLagoon Return to the Blue Lagoon]]'' (1991)
* Michelle Burroughs in ''DazedAndConfused'' (1993)
* Leeloo in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (1997)
* JoanOfArc in ''The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc'' (1999)
* Alice in the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' film series (2002-12)
* Violet Song jat Shariff in ''[[{{Film/Ultraviolet}} Ultraviolet]]'' (2006)
* Milady de Winter in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011''
1st Mar '13 9:54:10 PM Tuckerscreator
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Like Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, she tends to collaborate a ''lot'' with her film director husband, PaulWSAnderson (though HBC has Milla beat by about two movies).

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Like Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, she tends to collaborate a ''lot'' with her film director husband, PaulWSAnderson Creator/PaulWSAnderson (though HBC has Milla beat by about two movies).



* JustHereForGodzilla: She's often the only reason people go to see her less-than-stellar movies, she knows it, and is a good sport about it. Once when asked why people should see ''Film/ResidentEvil'', she replied, [[FanService "I'm wearing a skimpy dress and holding a machine gun."]]

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* JustHereForGodzilla: [[invoked]]JustHereForGodzilla: She's often the only reason people go to see her less-than-stellar movies, she knows it, and is a good sport about it. Once when asked why people should see ''Film/ResidentEvil'', she replied, [[FanService "I'm wearing a skimpy dress and holding a machine gun."]]
17th Feb '13 5:08:53 AM Morgenthaler
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** Married director Paul W. S. Anderson after meeting him on the set of ''Resident Evil'' (having previously been in a relationship with Luc Besson, who worked with her on ''Joan of Arc'' and ''The Fifth Element'').

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** Married director Paul W. S. Anderson Creator/PaulWSAnderson after meeting him on the set of ''Resident Evil'' (having previously been in a relationship with Luc Besson, who worked with her on ''Joan of Arc'' and ''The Fifth Element'').
17th Jan '13 5:58:58 AM Anarquistador
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* JustHereForGodzilla: She's often the only reason people go to see her less-than-stellar movies, she knows it, and is a good sport about it. Once when asked why people should see ''Film/ResidentEvil'', she replied, [[FanService "I'm wearing a skimpy dress and holding a machine gun."]]
1st Dec '12 10:03:58 PM erforce
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* Leeloo in ''TheFifthElement'' (1997)

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* Leeloo in ''TheFifthElement'' ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (1997)
9th Nov '12 11:24:34 AM Kovensky
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In the midst of her modeling career, Milla Jovovich (pronounced [[NoPronunciationGuide me-la-yo-vo-witch]]) made waves in Hollywood with her roles as Michelle in ''DazedAndConfused'' and Leeloo ([[MemeticMutation Multipass]]) Dallas in ''Film/TheFifthElement''. Today she is best known for playing Alice in the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movies.

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In the midst of her modeling career, Milla Jovovich (pronounced [[NoPronunciationGuide me-la-yo-vo-witch]]) made waves in Hollywood with her roles as Michelle in ''DazedAndConfused'' and Leeloo Dallas ([[MemeticMutation Multipass]]) Dallas in ''Film/TheFifthElement''. Today she is best known for playing Alice in the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movies.
3rd Nov '12 4:17:30 PM Tuckerscreator
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Like HelenaBonhamCarter, she tends to collaborate a ''lot'' with her film director husband, PaulWSAnderson (though HBC has Milla beat by about two movies).

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Like HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, she tends to collaborate a ''lot'' with her film director husband, PaulWSAnderson (though HBC has Milla beat by about two movies).
3rd Nov '12 4:17:04 PM nombretomado
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* PlayingAgainstType: [[spoiler:A VillainProtagonist]] in ''APerfectGetaway''.

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* PlayingAgainstType: [[spoiler:A VillainProtagonist]] in ''APerfectGetaway''.''Film/APerfectGetaway''.
28th Oct '12 7:38:01 PM FastEddie
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* ActionGirl: She's been getting a lot of these roles since ''Film/ResidentEvil''.
** In real life, she practises Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, amongst other varieties of martial arts.

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* ActionGirl: She's been getting a lot of these roles since ''Film/ResidentEvil''.
**
''Film/ResidentEvil''. In real life, she practises Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, amongst other varieties of martial arts.



* GenkiGirl: Her {{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/#!/millajovovich account]] and her ''Film/ResidentEvil'' commentary with MichelleRodriguez smack of this.
** Heck, the ''{{Film/Ultraviolet}}'' commentary with Milla and her ''dog'' smacks of this.

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* GenkiGirl: Her {{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/#!/millajovovich account]] and her ''Film/ResidentEvil'' commentary with MichelleRodriguez smack of this.
**
this. Heck, the ''{{Film/Ultraviolet}}'' commentary with Milla and her ''dog'' smacks of this.



* {{Jailbait}}: ''[[TheBlueLagoon Return to the Blue Lagoon]]''. Oh, my my.
** Before she turned 21, Jovovich had already graced the covers of over a hundred magazines, including ''Vogue'' and ''Cosmopolitan'', and receiving titles like "Gianni Versace's favorite supermodel" and "Muicca Prada's muse."

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* {{Jailbait}}: ''[[TheBlueLagoon Return to the Blue Lagoon]]''. Oh, my my. \n** Before she turned 21, Jovovich had already graced the covers of over a hundred magazines, including ''Vogue'' and ''Cosmopolitan'', and receiving titles like "Gianni Versace's favorite supermodel" and "Muicca Prada's muse."



* RomanceOnTheSet: Married director Paul W. S. Anderson after meeting him on the set of ''Resident Evil'' (having previously been in a relationship with Luc Besson, who worked with her on ''Joan of Arc'' and ''The Fifth Element'').

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* RomanceOnTheSet: RomanceOnTheSet:
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Married director Paul W. S. Anderson after meeting him on the set of ''Resident Evil'' (having previously been in a relationship with Luc Besson, who worked with her on ''Joan of Arc'' and ''The Fifth Element'').
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